Holistic Anatomy An Integrative Guide to the Human Body

ISBN-10: 1556438656

ISBN-13: 9781556438653

Edition: 2009

Authors: Pip Waller
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Description: Complementary and alternative approaches to health and medicine have become increasingly widespread as the limits of conventional treatments become more apparent.HolisticAnatomypresents an authoritative study of anatomy, physiology, and pathology but expands the discussion by connecting the science of the body to a variety of alternative modalities to explore how human beings exist withinand interact withtheir environment, and how they experience existence in emotional and spiritual terms. Basic scientific terminology and detailed descriptions are interwoven with informal, sometimes humorous observations, facts, and ideas about life. The mechanisms, structure, and functions of the body are explored, along with how they relate to spiritual and energetic paradigms, emotions, and ecological principles. The first half of the book covers basic anatomy and physiology, describing each major system of the body and how they interrelate. This part includes a thoughtful discussion of aging and the dying process. The second half focuses on models of health and disease, both traditional and holistic. Topics include western pathology, emotional health, five element medicine, and the spiritual cause for disease.

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 2/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Introduction
How the Body Works
An Orientation to the Human Body
The Chemistry of Life
Cells and Tissues-Histology
Between Within and Without-The Skin or Integumentary System
Them Bones, Them Bones�Them Dry Bones-The Skeletal System
Movement-The Muscular System
Transport-Circulation and Blood in the Cardiovascular System
Drainage-The Lymphatic System
The Army and the Cleaners-The Immune System
Breathing-The Respiratory System
Eating and Food Processing-The Digestive System and Diet
The Liver
Water Works-The Urinary System
Wiring-The Nervous System
Glands and Hormones-The Endocrine System
The Birds and the Bees-The Reproductive System
Experiencing the Outside World-The Special Senses and Touch
From Newborn to Elder-Development and Aging
Interrelationships-How the Systems (and Everything) Inter Connect
Dropping the Robe-Death and Dying
Health and Disease
A Brief Introduction to Western Pathology
Toward a Holistic Paradigm
Emotional Health-Mind-Body Connections
A Brief Introduction to Five Element Traditional Chinese Medicine-A Complete Holistic System
Spiritual Cause of Disease-The Shamanic Perspective
Resources
Notes
Index
About the Author
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